Well loved Bushnell lines making a comeback

by Jodi Markham

If you’re looking for a new riflescope for hunting adventures in New Zealand, then world renowned optics brand, Bushnell have just the right hunting scope for you.

Way back in 2018, Bushnell gave their line of sports optics for outdoor pursuits a complete over haul. The release of their Prime, Nitro and Forge lines saw the death of some of the older, well loved lines of hunting and target shooting rifle scopes, and; much to the disappointment of hunting enthusiasts across NZ, the likes of the Banner, Trophy, Legend and Elite lines were retired.

But, we’re very pleased to say that 2020, 2021 and 2022 have been the comeback years for these much loved scopes.

In 2020, Bushnell launched their brand new line of Banner 2 riflescopes, in 2021, the redesigned Legend scopes launched on to the world stage, and we’ve recently seen the arrival of the brand new Elite 4500 4X hunting scopes.

This mid priced range of riflescopes offer a great opportunity for hunters with a variety of hunting requirements to get their hands on a scope that’s of a great quality, is packed with new features and comes with an affordable price tag.

For hunters who are used to close quarter shooting in dense bush, there’s the 1-4x24 compact scope that’s ideal for close up hunting. For hunters who may take some relatively close up, and some more long distance shots at deer and such like at dawn or dusk, there’s a trusty 4-16x50 riflescope. The line is completed with a scope that features an incredibly popular 2.5-10x40 configuration for general hunting applications.

Redesigning the scope from the ground up has allowed Bushnell to include a raft of improved features that are all designed to improve your shooting and hunting accuracy, make the scope more durable and comfortable to use.

We’ll leave it down to you to check out all of the product specifications in more detail on the product pages themselves, but at a glance, the key features of this quality riflescope line are:

Bushnell Elite 4500 4X Riflescope Features:

  • Extended eye relief
  • Shockproof even with big magnum recoil
  • Ultra wide band coatings for exceptional light gathering ability even in low light
  • Waterproof up to 1m deep for 30 minutes
  • EXO barrier repels water from lenses
  • Capped turrets
  • Fast-focus eyepiece for quick and easy adjustment
  • Multi-X reticle is easy to use
  • Some models have a side focus parallax adjustment

If you were previously a lover of Bushnell’s Elite 4500 range, then you’ll love the new and improved version. If you’re simply in the market for a new riflescope for hunting right hear an Aotearoa, then let us introduce you to your new best friend; the Bushnell Elite 4500 4X riflescope.

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